%T Classification of Programming Errors in Parallel Message Passing Systems
%A Jan Bækgaard Pedersen
%E Peter H. Welch, Jon Kerridge, Frederick R. M. Barnes
%B Communicating Process Architectures 2006
%X In this paper we investigate two major topics; firstly,
through a survey given to graduate students in a parallel
message passing programming class, we categorize the errors
they made (and the ways they fixed the bugs) into a number
of categories. Secondly, we analyze these answers and
provide some insight into how software could be built to aid
the development, deployment, and debugging of parallel
message passing systems. We draw parallels to similar
studies done for sequential programming, and finally show
how the idea of multilevel debugging relates to the results
from the survey.
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